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Was the economic crisis 1997-1998 responsible for rising suicide rates in East/Southeast Asia? A time-trend analysis for Japan, Hong Kong, South Korea, Taiwan, Singapore and Thailand.
In 1997-1998 a widespread economic crisis hit the economies of many East/Southeast Asian countries; its impact on suicide rates across the region has not been systematically documented. WeExpand
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Geography of suicide in Taiwan: spatial patterning and socioeconomic correlates.
In industrialised Western nations suicide rates tend to be high in inner city areas and socially fragmented neighbourhoods. Few studies have investigated spatial variations in suicide in non-WesternExpand
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Ten leading causes of death in Taiwan: A comparison of two grouping lists.
The 10 leading causes of death (COD) are the most commonly used health statistics by the World Health Organization (WHO) and in many countries, as they describe the relative importance of differentExpand
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Unintentional drowning mortality, by age and body of water: an analysis of 60 countries
Background To examine unintentional drowning mortality by age and body of water across 60 countries, to provide a starting point for further in-depth investigations within individual countries.Expand
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The leading methods of suicide in Taiwan, 2002-2008
BackgroundDiverse socioeconomic and cultural developments between geographic regions and cities/counties have resulted in different physical availability and socio-cultural acceptability of certainExpand
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Validation of the Taiwan Birth Registry using obstetric records.
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Birth certificates are a major source of population-based data often used in maternal and child health research, but their value depends upon the level of accuracy of the data.Expand
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Incidence and Mortality of Treated Primary Sjögren’s Syndrome in Taiwan: A Population-based Study
Objective. To estimate the incidence and mortality of treated primary Sjögren’s syndrome (pSS) by sex and age group in Taiwan. Methods. We used claims data of the Bureau of National Health InsuranceExpand
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Risk of mortality among patients with epilepsy in southern Taiwan
OBJECTIVE Previous studies suggested a higher risk of all-cause mortality in patients with epilepsy than in the general population. However, information on the age- and sex-specific risk ofExpand
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The impact of pesticide suicide on the geographic distribution of suicide in Taiwan: a spatial analysis
BackgroundPesticide self-poisoning is the most commonly used suicide method worldwide, but few studies have investigated the national epidemiology of pesticide suicide in countries where it is aExpand
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Incidence of cancer in a nationwide population cohort of 7852 patients with primary Sjögren's syndrome in Taiwan
Objectives Patients with primary Sjögren's syndrome (pSS) are at a higher risk of developing non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL). However, little is known with regard to the risk of developing cancers otherExpand
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